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Transportation Section Visits Congress

Transportation Section Visits Congress

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Visiting the Hill were (from the left) William Russell of Eberle Design, Ray Deer of Peek Traffic, Steve Griffith of NEMA, Bryan Mulligan of Applied Information, William Sowell of Eberle Design, Jan Bergstrom of Miovision Technologies, and Jean Johnson of NEMA. Photo…

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Growth Forecasted for Distribution Automation

Growth Forecasted for Distribution Automation

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Charles W. Newton, President, Newton-Evans Research Company, Inc. Growth Forecasted for Distribution Automation The findings presented in this article are based on the completion of two major studies related to distribution automation (DA) conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company.[1],[2] The research firm estimates the total number of primary distribution feeders in…

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Is Your Smart Grid Secure?

Is Your Smart Grid Secure?

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Le Fèvre, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, Powerbox Mr. Le Fèvre is the author of numerous papers and articles related to power electronics. As communication and intelligence are added to power supplies, is the industry prepared to address software security? While there is little risk a hacker could reach…

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Microgrid Sets High Standard for Integration

Microgrid Sets High Standard for Integration

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. David Chiesa, Senior Director, Business Development, S&C Electric Company The best way to learn about the benefits of a microgrid is to operate one. When Ameren, an Illinois utility, expressed interest in learning how microgrids could affect its overall system reliability, S&C responded. It designed, built, and commissioned a system…

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Microgrids Provide Resilience and Reliability

Microgrids Provide Resilience and Reliability

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Brian Marchionini, PMP, Senior Program Manager, NEMA Are microgrids the answer to keeping electricity flowing during natural disasters? In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes, stakeholder interest in microgrid development is growing. Integral to today’s power delivery system of the 21st century, they are fundamental building blocks for grid modernization….

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Major Infrastructure Investment Needed for Grid

Major Infrastructure Investment Needed for Grid

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Senator Heinrich is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources These days in Washington, there is talk of improving our nation’s infrastructure by fixing bridges and roads and installing fiber optic cables and high-speed broadband internet networks. Often forgotten in these proposals…

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Rebuilding with Resilience

Rebuilding with Resilience

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. After any major storm, the core principles of reconstruction should be to rebuild strong and rebuild smart. Learn how: Visit the NEMA Storm Reconstruction Toolkit for more information. Evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to water by downloading NEMA’s Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment, now also available in Spanish (Evaluación…

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Recycled Electric Power: Simply Efficient

Recycled Electric Power: Simply Efficient

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Madsen, Regulatory and Reliability Director, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. As a manufacturer of arc-welding equipment, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. provides innovative and reliable solutions to customers’ metal joining needs. A key component of this is extensive reliability testing. When reliability-testing a power source, an effective way to emulate a…

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Drones Fly High in Hurricane Restorations

Drones Fly High in Hurricane Restorations

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA In the aftermath of 2017’s major hurricanes, the commercial drone industry is quickly becoming a major player in disaster relief efforts. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Federal Aviation Administration issued permits to commercial drone operators to assist in a number of different functions…

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Upgrading Infrastructure Transcends Destruction

Upgrading Infrastructure Transcends Destruction

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Annette Clayton, CEO and President, Schneider Electric North America Electrical systems quite literally power the overall health and prosperity of our country, from construction to retail to healthcare. Once every few years, the national conversation turns to the need to add resiliency to the system, typically in the wake of…

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